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Dramatic Chops :: Anthony Maintain Turns In A Visually And Sonically Captivating Set For Fake Fourantine 2021

A couple of weekends ago, Fake Four Inc. hit up myself and a number of my labelmates to participate in Fake Fourantine 2021, the second Twitch-based online festival they’ve held in light of COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on the world at large.  While everyone did their thing, the homie (and split-LP cohort) Anthony Maintain turned in a rather exceptional performance, complete with wonderful black and white captures of several visually striking areas to perform his trademark beatsmithing and rhymesaying.  If you missed the stream, don’t sleep on this performance… it’s inspiring in all the right ways.  Leave the homie a like and a comment, spread it around, and support your local creatives!

-chief

Residual Energy :: Anthony Maintain Drops ‘Ghost Pipes’ For Fake Four Inc.’s #FREEcember Week Two

I’ll let the homie Anthony Maintain break it all down…

Ghost Pipes (Monotropa Uniflora): Herbaceous perennial plants native to temperate regions of Asia, North America and northern South America.  Their lack of chlorophyll gives them their characteristic translucence which lead to the common names of ghost pipe, corpse plant, ice plant, and ghost flower.  These rare heterotrophic plants can grow in near total darkness since, unlike photosynthetic plants, they do not draw nutrients from the sun.  They instead pull sustenance from surrounding tree roots and forest brush via mushroom mycelium.  This relationship is not symbiotic, it is more parasitic in nature.  Though the ghost pipe does not contribute anything of known value back to it’s host, humans have discovered valuable uses for the plant.  While the entire plant is technically edible, this is not the best use.  Through extraction, M. Uniflora has been found to create an effective pain relieving tincture helping those with both physical and emotional suffering.  It is said not to erase the pain entirely, but to put the person beside the pain in a more cognitive sense of acceptance.

These songs are ghost pipes for myself and others.” – Anthony Maintain

This year’s #FREEcember is off to a bang, and I am not only happy to know that Ghost Pipes can finally be heard by the masses, but honored to be sharing a split LP consisting of Anthony Maintain‘s EP on one side and mine on the other.  You can download the digital album for free (or donate) at the links above, and if you choose so, you can pre-order our vinyl.  Major shout out to Fake Four Inc. for helping make all of this happen!

-chief